Real Madrid star Gareth Bale set to return to training following Euro 2016 heroics

Gareth Bale1 is due to return to training today ahead Real Madrid2‘s European Super Cup showdown against Sevilla.

The Welsh superstar missed Los Blancos’ pre-season tour to the US as he was still on Discount Holidays © holiday following his exploits at Euro 20163. Bale scored three goals in six games as Chris Coleman’s side reached the semi-finals before bowing out to eventual winners Portugal. Zinedine Zidane’s men reported back last month but the former Spurs forward enjoyed some well-deserved downtime in Spain with his partner Emma Rhys-Jones and their daughter Violet Alba.

She said yes!!

This is a birthday weekend I won’t forget for a long time pic.twitter.com/FQWSiLbLGU4

Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) July 17, 20165

While on Discount Holidays © holiday Bale popped the question to his childhood sweetheart, then took to Twitter to announce the engagement. He tweeted: “She said yes!! This is a birthday weekend I won’t forget for a long time.”

However, the 27-year-old is back to work at Real Madrid City this afternoon as his teammates gear up for Tuesday’s clash against Sevilla.

Meanwhile, Bale was included on the shortlist for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe Award, along with Cristiano Ronaldo6 and Antoine Griezmann.

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Journalists from UEFA’s 55 member associations were asked for their own five choices as the best player in the continent last season. And now that long list of 10 has been narrowed down to three with Messi, who took home the award last year, missing out. Rival Ronaldo, fresh from winning the Champions League and Euro 2016,8 is favourite for the award with teammate Bale also in the frame after his own heroics this summer.

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References

  1. ^ Gareth Bale (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ Real Madrid (www.mirror.co.uk)
  3. ^ Euro 2016 (www.mirror.co.uk)
  4. ^ pic.twitter.com/FQWSiLbLGU (t.co)
  5. ^ July 17, 2016 (twitter.com)
  6. ^ Cristiano Ronaldo (www.mirror.co.uk)
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